All legends have a beginning. The legend of TK began out of a personal passion for Hockey, a passion held from a very young age by Thomas Kille.
His early enthusiasm proved itself with his competing in 60 games for the German Junior National team, followed by the Under 21 German Team captaincy, which ultimately led him to play for the National League.
Thomas Kille recognized an opportunity during the 1970’s to improve the traditional hockey sticks available at that time. While studying Business Economics the young entrepreneur began experimenting with new glass fiber and polyester materials, reinforcing blank sticks in the basement of his home and selling them to players he knew, pioneering early technological advances that would shape the hockey sticks of the future. These early sticks ended up in the hands of some high quality players. Soon demand increased as word of the sticks unique quality and performance spread among the clubs.